Good Morning friends! Fancy meeting you here for a new recipe on a Saturday morning, eh? I am up, not feeling well, and just cracked a window for some fresh 9 degree F air, and can hear birds singing. I can't lay back down, or I am going to, well...toss my cookies so I am writing this recipe up for you. Wait.... let's not call this one a recipe, let's call it a method. I saw a similar idea on the YouTube channel Cookes Cupcakes and Cardio. It inspired me to make my own version, my way.
Don't be to disappointed that I used a cake mix again! HA! I used a white one, added double vanilla and sprinkles for my own confetti cake, but you can use any cake flavor you like. Keep that in mind, as I will write it up how I did this particular version.
I also used Wilton chocolate. White chocolate, whatever it is, and used them in the colors of my candles. I didn't run out for candles these are just some I had on hand, otherwise you may have gotten a bigger color range but, let's be honest, they are going to get pitched anyway. You will need colors of the chocolate that will match your candles. I got about 18 cupcakes and did about 4 of each color. (around there). This all sounds so wishy washy, doesn't it? Sorry about that, it is just that it all depends on how many cupcakes you get, or make. Let's just get on with it, shall we?
Note: You can color white chocolate, with gel/oil based food colors. Don't use the cheap ones, it will seize on you! I did color the blue one of mine! A few of mine were flavored chocolate as well. Just FYI.
You will need:
1 white cake mix (not paid or sponsored but ya'll know I am a Pillsbury girl)
2 T. multicolored sprinkles
1 T. vanilla extract
white chocolate chips, or chocolate melting wafers in colors coordinating with your candles.
Mix up your cupcakes, adding in sprinkles and vanilla and bake per package directions. Let cool completely!!!
When they are completely cooled, work with one color at a time. I tried to coordinate my cupcake papers as well, not everyone is that OCD, shall we say?
Place your candles in the cupcakes before you do anything else. Push them down as far as they will go for this one. Just makes the "melt" look more realistic.
Melt your chocolate in a bowl 30 seconds at a time and if needed add a bit of vegetable oil to it, if it isn't as workable, or pourable as you want it or need it to be. Also add your coloring if you need to. When it is melted use a small spoon and start pouring it down the sides of the candle unto the cupcake. Do this until you have the desired effect. I used about 1/2 cup of melted chocolate for 3-4 cupcakes. Let it drip down the side and pool, create layers, whatever makes it more dippy candle wax-ish to you! It is kind of a fun look and unexpected with the chocolate on top when people expect icing.
Let the chocolate set, in the fridge or at room temperature for about 30 minutes and enjoy!
I am still on a cupcake roll. Don't worry it will all end after my birthday!!!